Widespread Panic concert food drives first began with the fan-based organization Panic Fans for Food. This fan organization hosted food drives at WP shows throughout the country from 1999-2007, with the goal of , "feeding people through music." The effort generated $70,000 and 13 tons of food in 28 cities and was handed off to the band in early 2008.
Since then, the band has been hosting food drives at select shows on their tours, engaging a demographic that is typically more difficult for charities and food drives to reach.
Food Bank Volunteers will be on hand at the following shows taking your canned good and monetary donations:
Spring Tour 2014
C = Can donations accepted
$ = Monetary donations accepted
March 6th-8th: Richmond, VA - C | $
March 11th: Birmingham, AL - C | $
March 13th-14th: Nashville, TN - C | $
March 25th: Seattle, WA - TBD
March 26th: Portland, OR - C | $
March 28th-29th: Oakland, CA - C | $
March 30th: Reno, NV - C | $
April 3rd: Santa Barbara, CA - C | $
April 4th & 5th: Los Angeles, CA - C | $
For 2013 we raised $21,696.08 and 3,086 pounds of food!
For 2012 we raised $6,318.12 and 634 pounds of food!
For 2011 we raised $31,600 and 4,400 pounds of food!
Thank you, Goodpeople!